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2013 Land Report 100: Hughes Family

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No. 21 Hughes Family 373,000 acres In the late 1960s, Dan Allen Hughes Sr. realized that land was a good place to invest the earnings from his oil and gas business. Today, the family’s holdings stretch throughout their home state

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Feature, Hunting, Southwest, Texas

The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2014

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A world-class array of legacy properties, production ag ranches, and resort retreats. – The Editors 1. SOLD! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate is the last of its kind and includes two

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, Montana, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West, Wyoming

2013 Land Report 100: Ford Family

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No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres Originally named Roseburg Lumber, the company operated mills throughout Western Oregon and later changed its name to Roseburg Forestry Products. The second-generation president and CEO is Allyn Ford, a Yale and Stanford graduate, who

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, West

Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Tax-Exempt Conservation Lands

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In May, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that conservation land cannot be taxed. The case centered on a 120- acre woodland parcel in Hawley, an hour north of Springfield. Conservation groups celebrated the ruling, saying it affirmed that conservation

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, Massachusetts, Northeast, Taxes

2013 Land Report 100: Brad Kelley

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No. 4 Brad Kelley 1,500,000 acres Kelley’s Calumet Farm reclaimed its peerless reputation on May 18, 2013 when Oxbow won the Preakness Stakes with veteran hoop Gary Stevens in the irons. Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas trained the Awesome

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Kentucky, South

Beef Futures Soar

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The price of beef climbed to $5.96 a pound in April, a Schlitterbahn slide-worthy height backed up by the USDA’s 2014 food outlook. The report said beef was 11.1 percent more expensive this year than in April last year, even

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

2013 Land Report 100: No. 90 – 100

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No. 90 Scharbauer Family 113,532 acres The Scharbauers’ ties to the land run deep. More than a century ago the family began raising sheep in West Texas. As time wore on, sheep ranches were transformed into cattle ranches. And that

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Hawaii, Midwest, Minerals, New Mexico, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Wyoming

2013 Land Report 100: Hunt Family

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No. 51 Hunt Family 190,000 acres H.L. Hunt founded Hunt Oil Company in 1934. Today, the family’s interests go well beyond energy. Through the Hoodoo Land & Cattle Company, the Hunts own in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West, Wyoming

For Sale: Colorado’s Mad Dog Ranch

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Joe Cocker lists Colorado ranch for $7 million. The rock legend’s Mad Dog Ranch sits on 240 acres near Crawford and offers backdoor access to adjacent BLM land in the West Elk Wilderness. Mad Dog features aspen trees, an English

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, Field Reporters, West

2013 Land Report 100: Cassidy Heirs

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No. 46 Cassidy Heirs 212,985 acres John Cassidy was among New England’s first crop of lumber barons in the late 19th century. In 1859, he emigrated from Nova Scotia to Bangor, Maine, and within a decade Cassidy had amassed more

Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Maine, Northeast, South, Timber

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